Highlights of the February 2, 2018 Regular Council Meeting have been added to the Council Highlights page of our website. This week's meeting welcomed delegations from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to discuss the impacts of the Draft Caribou Recovery Plan, and the South Peace Regional Archives to discuss their funding requirements for 2018. Council also made several funding decisions regarding the Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership and sponsorships for upcoming events with the Economic Developers Association and Valleyview Petroleum Association.
FORWARDED ON BEHALF OF DALE CHRAPKO Farm Energy Agri-Processing (FEAP) Program Open www.agriculture.alberta.ca/feap FEAP is a combination of two discontinued GF2 programs:
- On-Farm Energy Management Program
- Accelerating Agricultural Innovation Program (Stream C)
- This program is RETROACTIVE to April 2016.
- Applicants with eligible receipts dated April 2016 and later can apply.
- Retroactive projects are subject to current eligibility criteria.
- 50% cost share on most items. See Funding List for full details.
- $250,000 maximum grant per Applicant per year
- Funding Timeline is from now to Feb 2020
- An EFP is NOT a prerequisite for this funding
- Applications will be processed in a first complete, first served basis.
- Incomplete applications will not secure a spot in line.
- Once applications have been approved, producers can watch for emails from the grant management system: "Grant_Management_System@agric.gov.ab.ca" They will get notifications from this email address as their application moves through the steps.
- Application forms
- Producer Funding List
- Processor Funding List
- Program Terms and Conditions
- All Agri-Processing Questions go to Dana Gibson: 780-980-4220
- For Producer Questions:
Forward to: Number: If caller is producer and Q is about: Keri McPhee 403-329-1212, x230 Status of application Jason Price 780-427-4181 Policy, or complaints Outreach Officers Vern: 403-894-0050 Ponoka, Clearwater, Lacombe, Red Deer, Starland, Kneehill, Mountainview, Bighorn, Rocky View, Wheatland, Newell, Vulcan, Foothills, Cypress, Willow Creek, Ranchland, M.D. Taber, Lethbridge, Forty Mile, Pincher Creek, Cardston, Warner Lyle: 780-581-8403 Acadia County Beaver County Bonnyville MD Camrose County Flagstaff County Minburn County Lac la Biche County Lamont County Paintearth County Provost County St. Paul County Smoky Lake County Stettler County Special Area 2 Special Area 3 Special Area 4 Two Hills County Vermilion River County Wainwright County Kale: 780-307-7849 All other MDs Applicant or equipment eligibility
The bursary is intended for students continuing their education at a College or University. Students must be enrolled in an agricultural or environmental science program. There is a $1000 bursary available in each calendar year for each of the 5 provincial regions of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen. AAAF Memorial Bursary Application Form The Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen, as an ongoing tribute to active or retired AAAF members who pass away, and in the spirit of continuing education valued by our Association, created the AAAF Memorial Bursary. Students must be enrolled in an agricultural or environmental science program. There is a $1000 bursary available in each calendar year for each of the 5 provincial regions of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen. An Agricultural Fieldman in good standing with the AAAF must receive your application with all supporting documentation by September 1st of each year. You can search out your local Agricultural Fieldman by checking our membership directory.
Please be advised that the spray exemption deadline is set for April 27, 2018. Spray Exemption Agreements can be filled out, in person, at the Grovedale Office or at the Field Services Office in Valleyview. A few points to remember with Spray Exemption Agreements are:
- the agreement only pertains to the ditch, or right-of-way, adjacent to the landowners property;
- if a landowner does not follow the guidelines within the exempted area set out within the agreement (ie. noxious/prohibited noxious weeds and/or tall vegetation present), the MD shall immediately take steps to control vegetation (which may include herbicide application);
- agreements are valid only for one (1) calendar year; and
- only the registered landowner may apply for a Spray Exemption Agreement.
Policy now known as Policy 6303, Wolf Harvest Incentive has been revised. The new eligibility requirements are as follows: the registered landowner of property within Greenview, or their designate (stated through written permission), verified by VSI membership or Administration. This policy takes effect Monday, January 22, 2018. For further information, please contact 780-524-7621
- Agriculture Appeal Committee
- Cemetery Committee for Grovedale
- Cemetery Committee for New Fish Creek
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